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+44 1756 706500
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Panama to Colombia and Peru

Transit the Panama Canal, discover the amazing wildlife of Colombia's national parks and meet native communities on this luxury expedition cruise from Cartagena to Lima on board Scenic Eclipse. Includes hotel stay in Cartagena, shore excursions and return flights from the UK

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Cartagena
  • Chan Chan ruins
  • Panama Canal

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Transiting the Panama Canal on board luxury expedition ship Scenic Eclipse is just one of the many inspiring experiences you’ll have during this cruise along Central America’s coastline to Peru, with the chance to explore by Zodiac, kayak and snorkelling.

Spend the night in a luxury hotel in Cartagena then embark Scenic Eclipse and sail to Panama's San Blas Islands, an idyllic archipelago with ample opportunity for swimming in the clear waters and admiring the colourful coral reefs. Enjoy an exciting transit of the Panama Canal during a full day journey from Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean. Discover the mangroves of Darien National Park and the amazing wildlife of Utria National Park, including the blue-footed booby, caimans and magnificent frigate birds.

Salaverry is Peru's gateway to picturesque Trujillo and the ruins of Chan Chan whilst Isla Guanape is a wildlife reserve and home to large colonies of inquisitive Southern sea lions and hundreds of seabirds including Humboldt penguins, pelicans and boobies.

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Panama to Colombia and Peru Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cartagena (Colombia)

Fly from the UK to Cartagena. Regional airports are available on request. Welcome to Cartagena. You will be picked up and transferred to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

Day 2 - Cartagena

Welcome to lively and colourful Cartagena where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting from your crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of your cruise.

Day 3 - San Blas Islands (Panama)

Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by pristine sandy beaches dotted with coconut palms, crystal clear waters and coral reefs swarming with marine life.

Day 4 - Panama Canal

One of life's great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world's key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 77 kilometres long and will take you through three locks where Scenic Eclipse will descend 27 metres. Enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite's verandah, it is sure to be a memorable experience.

Day 5 - Darién National Park

World Heritage-listed Darien National Park is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves, and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of their village. Learn about their traditions and lifestyle, while interacting with the local people. See some of the local dances and craftsmanship. Try to spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, the Capybara and American Crocodile.

Day 6 - Utria (Colombia)

The Utria National Natural Park is home to an abundance of marine wildlife and mangroves. The beauty of its landscapes, the excellent condition of its ecosystems and its great cultural wealth, are all part of the unique heritage of the Pacific Region of northern Colombia. Choose to experience a mangrove swamp on walkways that wind through this fragile ecosystem, or visit Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to explore one of the white beaches of the Colombian Pacific coast at your leisure, or venture into the rainforest with a local guide to see an amazing wealth of plant and animal life, or kayak the calm waters of Utria and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat.

Day 7 - At sea

Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or Pilates class in the studio. Allow your palate to be delighted by the extensive range of dining venues or allow your butler to serve you in-suite. Enjoy the daily entertainment or some quiet time in The Observatory, all this and more is at your fingertips.

Day 8 - At sea

A day at sea.

Day 9 - Salaverry (Peru)

Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo and the amazing ruins of Chan Chan, the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America. Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan. Alternatively choose to tour the charming colonial city of Trujillo and the Archaeological Museum or visit the cafeteria House Deza and see a Marinera Show. Be amazed with the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals. This evening there is time to discover the ambience of Trujillo at your leisure.

Day 10 - Isla Guanape

Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru this small island chain is a wildlife refuge and home to large colonies of inquisitive Southern sea lions and hundreds of seabirds including Humboldt penguins, pelicans and boobies.

Day 11 - Lima - UK

Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 12 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Cartagena
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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